High-sensitivity C-reactive protein may be an indicator of the development of atherosclerosis in myocardial bridging

Duygu H., ZOGHİ M., NALBANTGİL S., Ozerkan F., Cakir C., Ertas F., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.124, no.2, pp.267-270, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 124 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2006.12.046
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-270
  • Keywords: myocardial bridging, atherosclerosis, inflammation, WALL SHEAR-STRESS, INTRACORONARY ULTRASOUND
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Background: Inflammation is one of the key mechanism in the development and progression of coronary artery disease. Myocardial bridging (MB) increases the tendency for development of atherosclerosis. The role of inflammation on the development of atherosclerosis in the MB is not clear. In this study, we investigated the existence of inflammation in the patients who have atherosclerotic plaque in the bridged segment.